Photo: Tony Harding
Pillar 1914-18 1939-45 Welfare Centre
The grounds of the Welfare Clinic.
Central Park, Gosforth., Moor Road North.
Dedication, Creation or Publication date
a. Unveiled 28th January 1925 by the Duke of Northumberland.
b. Second plaque added 1949.
Column, octagonal, with Palladian-type finial, on a pedestal set on three steps. Total height approx. 12 feet. The dedications are carried on bronze plaques set into sunken panels on front and back on which the lettering is in raised Roman lettering.
Carlisle red sandstone, bronze plaques.
This column and adjacent building were erected by public
subscription to the memory of the men of Gosforth who fell
in the Great War 1914-1918 – their names are inscribed
on a tablet in the vestibule of the building.
The hall, to the west of this stone,
erected with public subscription,
was dedicated on Remembrance Day
the 6th November 1949,
as a memorial
to those who gave their lives
whilst serving in H.M. Forces
and the Merchant Navy
in the 1939-1945 War.
Gosforth War Memorial Committee
How money was raised
From War Memorial Fund
Sculptor, Artist or Designer
N. Kindred, Swalwell. City Surveyor
Ownership and maintenance
Newcastle City Council
1. The second plaque refers to the maternity and child welfare centre, located in Church Road, Gosforth. See G9.20
2. In 1919 £10 was given on behalf of Woodbine Road Methodist Church towards the Gosforth War Memorial.
Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material
Modern photographs (P.Thirkell, T. Harding)
At the Going Down of the Sun, Derek Boorman.
Morpeth Herald 23/1/1925 reports proposed unveiling by Duke of Northumberland.
Catalogue of Sculpture, Monuments and Memorials in Public Places in Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle City Council Summer 1985
Illustrated Chronicle 29/1/1920 reports unveiling with photos.
Newcastle Weekly Chronicle 17/1/1925 reports proposed unveiling; 31/1/1925 reports unveiling.
The late Lillie Bailey; F. McDonald (Newcastle City Council, 1985); Gosforth Local History Society; J. Brown, David Heslop (Tyne-Wear County Archaeologist), P.Thirkell; Tony Harding; Dorothy Hall; Kevin Milburn
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Pillar 1914-18 1939-45 Welfare Centre (G9.01)
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